Analytics Training and Education for Navy Medicine

Our interactive trainings have helped Naval personnel learn how to apply analytics to enhance care delivery. 

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Overview

Through education and training, Altarum helped the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery establish an advanced analytics operation to inform decision making, monitor performance, and ensure continual process improvement of health and readiness of sailors, marines, and their family members.

Our Approach

We developed a custom education and training program for the Bureau in which hundreds of analysts, managers and leadership have participated. Topics range from research methods and data visualization to critical thinking and decision making. Our curriculum is tailored to their operations, including examples that apply to their work, their mission, and their unique data sources. We conducted webinar trainings to reach Bureau personnel located in military installations across the world, and in-person trainings to provide in-depth and interactive instruction over several days on more complex topics. We also covered timely issues, such as new policies or health challenges, and how analytics could be used to analyze and respond to those developments.

Results

So far, we have trained hundreds of Bureau staff at a variety of levels, arming the Bureau with the practical analytical knowledge needed to innovate, improve care, lower operating costs, maximize efficiency, and support overall readiness.

Analytics Training and Education for Navy Medicine Contact

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Tara Fowler

Tara Fowler - PhD, MPH, CPH

Deputy Director, Military and Veterans Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Advanced data analytics
  • Survey science
  • Education and Training

Tara leads a variety of multifaceted quantitative and qualitative research projects that deliver insights and recommendations to leadership of the military and veterans health systems. Much of her work is focused on applied research using data to develop practical and meaningful solutions that drive decisions and policy change. Her team recently deployed a survey to 14,000 veterans in which findings will inform PTSD assessment and treatment in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tara holds a PhD in public health from the University of South Florida.